The education sectary Nicky Morgan has recently announced a number of initiatives aimed at tackling under achievement among 7-12 year olds.

Currently, pupils have to take baseline tests, more commonly known as SAT’s at the age of 11. However, the government is looking to introduce a tougher approach to tests, starting from Age 7.


“To be confident that students are progressing well through primary school, we will be looking at the assessment of pupils at age seven to make sure it is as rigorous as it needs to be” said Mrs Morgan.

Critics have argued the new system of testing will be too rigorous and the ‘Let Kids be Kid’s’ campaign is launching a protest day in opposition to the proposed changes. However, the government has recently pointed to countries such as China and India, where primary school children are emerging with more skills, knowledge and inquisition than children in the UK.